Where to Donate Canned Goods for Purim?

I wanted to remind everyone about the Matanot l’Evyonim Campaign that I kicked off last week. You have until Wednesday (Ta’anit Esther) to donate canned goods, toiletry items, etc. to any food pantry or charitable organization in your area.

Then leave  a message on the Matanot l’Evyonim Campaign post with the number of items you donated. For every item, my husband and I will donate $.25 to Meir Panim, to help feed the hungry in Israel.

Not sure where to donate your canned goods and other items? I asked on Facebook for readers to share information about the food pantries (both kosher and not) in their area. Here is a list supplied by my readers (thank you!) in alphabetical order by state.

Obviously this isn’t a comprehensive list, but it is a great starting point of some wonderful organizations that need our help. Please feel free to leave additional sites in the comments section and I will update this post.


Tomchei Shabbat of Phoenix Arizona
1636 E Sierra Vista Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Contact: Tzvia at 602-618-0615 or Bayla 602-677-0235
“It’s not a food pantry but they accept all food and monitary donations and help Jewish Families for food for Shabbat.”


Kosher Food Bank in Ottawa Canada
Drop-off boxes at JCC, Loblaw’s College Square and Torah Academy


Weinberg Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services in Denver

Tomchei Shabbos of Denver – Denver’s kosher food pantry
Bring donations to East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS) on 198 South Holly Street


The St. Francis House


Yad l’Yad in Atlanta


The ARK in Chicago
6450 N. California
Chicago, IL 60645


Yachad – Kansas City’s Kosher Food Pantry
Contact: Sherrill @ 913-649-4852


Jewish Children & Family Service’s Family Table


Yad Ezra – Twenty years and twelve million pounds of food donated kosher food pantry Detroit area
Contact: 248-548-3663


The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry in St. Louis

The Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos
4 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Contact: 314-569-2770

New Jersey

The Betsy and Peter Fischer Food Pantry
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey
1301 Springdale Road, Suite 150, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Contact: 856-424-1333
Email: [email protected]

Sephardic Bikur Holim
200 Norwood Avenue
Oakhurst NJ 07755
Contact: 732-531-1117

Tomchei Shabbos of Lakewood
212 Second Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Contact: 732-905-7136

New York

Bnai Raphael Chesed Org. Food Pantry
2917 Ave K
Brooklyn NY 11210
Contact Info: Jonathon 917-731-1020

Jewish Community Center of the Five Towns Food Pantry
1012 Central Avenue
Woodmere, NY
Phone: 516-295-5678

The JCC of Washington Heights – The only kosher food pantry in Upper Manhattan
Contact: [email protected]
They distribute nonperishable food packages, and also deliver shabbos and yom tov meals to homebound seniors.

An amazing organization that helps needy brides and grooms – Devorah Benjamin is a powerhouse!
712 Montgomery Street
Brookyln, NY 11213

Long Island Cares – Long Island’s First Food Bank and Comprehensive Hunger Assistance Organization
Because it takes more than food to feed the hungry.

Masbia – Jewish food pantry and social service organization, serving the five boroughs

West Side Campaign Against Hunger
“This is my local food bank–built like a grocery store–that serves the large number of lower income families in my neighborhood, with an active mission to cultivate self-reliance. They do extraordinary work.”


Beth Shalom Congregation Mitzvah Food Pantry – serving Philadelphia and beyond

Squirrel Hill Food Pantry – Pittsburgh


  1. The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry that is listed above is actually in Pittsburgh, PA not NJ.

  2. In the Boston area, there’s the Jewish Children & Family Service’s Family Table: http://www.jfcsboston.org/OurPrograms/BasicNeeds/FamilyTable/tabid/213/Default.aspx

    Our day school and many shuls / schools in the area commit to monthly contributions to this great org.

  3. Check of the Jdeal for making a donation to Meir Panim:

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